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Them vs Thin - What's the difference?

them | thin |

As an adjective them

is additional.

As a conjunction them

is plus.

As a verb them

is to increase.

As a proper noun thin is

the fifth earthly branch represented by the.



(wikipedia them)


  • Give it to them . (after preposition)
    She wrote them a letter. (indirect object)
    She treated them for a cold. (direct object)
  • If someone comes and asks for the ticket, just give it to them . (after preposition)
    If one of my patients calls, please bring them their dinner. (indirect object)
    If a student has an inappropriate question, whatever you do, do not berate them . (direct object)
  • * 1611 , King James Bible , :
  • If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, [t]hen shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
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  • Usage notes

    * Regarding the use of singular them , see they .


    (en determiner)
  • (dialectal) those
  • * 2005 , Elmer Kelton, Sons of Texas , Tor/Forge (2005), page 111:
  • " Them two wild horses ain't fit to ride, and I been wonderin' how I was goin' to get you out of this place before them Spanish maybe circle back and finish the job."
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  • Them kids need to grow up.






  • Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.
  • thin plate of metal
    thin paper
    thin board
    thin covering
  • Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.
  • thin wire
    thin string
  • Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.
  • thin person
  • Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.
  • Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.
  • The trees of a forest are thin'''; the corn or grass is '''thin .
  • * Addison
  • Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.
  • (golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.
  • Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
  • * Dryden
  • thin , hollow sounds, and lamentable screams
  • Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.
  • a thin disguise


    * reedy * slender * slim * skinny * waifish * fine * lightweight * narrow * svelte * See also


    * thick

    Derived terms

    * into thin air * razor thin * thin air * thin as a rake * thick and thin * thin-skinned * wear thin


    (en noun)
  • (philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.
  • Any food produced or served in thin slices.
  • chocolate mint thins
    potato thins


  • To make thin or thinner.
  • To become thin or thinner.
  • To dilute.
  • To remove some plants in order to improve the growth of those remaining.
  • Derived terms

    * thin out


    (en adverb)
  • Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.
  • seed sown thin
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Spain is thin sown of people.


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